Meghan Costello

Alumna/Alumnus
LIFE Virginia

LIFE Fellow from 2022 - 2024, University of Virginia


Dissertation Defended in 2023

Tell Me Something I Don't Know: Self-Disclosure, Mental Health, Relationship Quality, and Contextual Factors from Adolescence to Adulthood

(Advisor: J. Allen)


Selected Publications

Costello, M. A., Allen, J. P., Womack, S., Loeb, E. L., Stern, J. A., & Pettit, C. (2023). Characterizing emotional support development: Teen best friendships to young adult romantic relationships. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 33(2), 389–403. https://doi.org/10.1111/jora.12809

Costello, M. A., Nagel, A. G., Hunt, G., & Allen, J. P. (2022). Randomized evaluation of an intervention to enhance a sense of belongingness among entering college students. College Student Affairs Journal, 40(1), 63–66. https://doi.org/10.1353/csj.2022.0002

Costello, M. A., Nagel, A. G., Hunt, G. L., Rivens, A. J., Hazelwood, O. A., Pettit, C., & Allen, J. P. (2022). Facilitating connection to enhance college student well-being: Evaluation of an experiential group program. American Journal of Community Psychology, 70(3–4), 314–326. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12601

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